For Sale/Rent

Five One-Bedroom Apartments for $1,750 or Less per Month

With options from Somerville to South End.


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Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places asking $1,750 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five one-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $1,750 or less per month.

Prentiss St. #3, Cambridge
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

Less than a mile from both Porter and Harvard Squares, and a 15-minute amble to Lesley University and Harvard Law School, this top-floor roost is conducive to a variety of commutes. Its gambrel roof results in a pitched ceiling that frames the galley kitchen in a neat way, and gives the bedroom a homey ambience. The interesting architecture calls for unique design; move in and provide your own flair, starting August 1.

14-16 Jerome St. #3, Dorchester
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

A fresh coat of creamy yellow-toned paint adorns this Jones Hill apartment. This sunny unit is ideal for the work-from-home professional: An extra room adjoins the bedroom, cordoned off by a paned glass door to create some work-life separation. Two dormer windows contribute extra light as well as a pair of cozy nooks. An adorable bathroom with a pedestal sink and an eggshell blue-framed window are the icing on the cake.

Alpine St. #2,Somerville
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

A ledge runs around the perimeter of this unit’s living room and bedroom, ideal for a row of plants, built-in wine storage, or a wrap around bookshelf. Though situated slightly below street level, plenty of light still enters this garden-level abode. Wall-to-wall carpeting in the living area helps warm things up as well, and makes for a comfy landing pad for any cats hoping to roam around this feline-friendly apartment.

1819 Beacon St., Brookline
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,650 per month

This row house’s bowed front results in a gently curved living room, an edgeless layout that encourages lots of conversation and ensures no one gets put in a corner. In the bathroom, a medicine cabinet mirror and matching teal toilet and bathtub add a dose of quirky style. For the ultimate convenience, the B, C, and D branches of the Green Line are all within a third mile of this cat-friendly unit.

471 Massachusetts Ave. #6-1, South End
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,750 per month

Red brick reigns on the exterior and interior of this front-facing one-bed, located near the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Tremont in the heart of the South End. The top-floor walk-up is nestled among the neighborhood’s brownstone-lined streets, close to Northeastern University, and down the street from famed jazz bar Wally’s Cafe. Available July 1, this unit is less than a half mile to T stops at Massachusetts Avenue, Symphony, and Ruggles.

Note: Although Zumper’s apartment inventory is updated in real time, these listings are not guaranteed to be available. Check in with a listing’s leasing office to confirm availability and to schedule tours.

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